Discover The Canadian Rockies - Eastbound
National Geographic Journeys
Incredible scenery is just the tip of the glacier on this Discover The Canadian Rockies - Eastbound tour. Natural wonders, rich history and incredible wildlife surround you as you travel through Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, Blue River, Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary. Explore national parks and cultural centers. Visit bustling modern cities and peaceful towns. Hike on glaciers, soak in hot springs and learn about First Nations people.
Wherever your interests lie, there is something for everyone on this Canadian vacation. Nature lovers will cherish the scenery along the Sea-to-Sky Highway. Explore favorite stops in the Caribou Mountains, such as emerald colored Seton Lake and picturesque Kamloops Lake. See breathtaking Mt. Robson towering from within Jasper National Park. Join a licensed guide for a river float along the Athabasca River. End a day surrounded by magical views, unwinding in the Miette Hot Springs. Traverse world-renowned Icefields Parkway to Bow Lake with a stop at the Columbia Icefield for a guided hike on active Athabasca Glacier. Stroll through historic Banff and see such interesting places as Luxton home and garden. Marvel at the many wonders of Banff National Park. Taste your way through hip Gastown and visit popular Stanley Park.
12 Days • fr. $4,699
Tour Highlights & Offers
- G FOR GOOD MOMENT: Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre Visit, Whistler
- EXCLUSIVE JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Indigenous Cultural Experience, Whistler
- YOUR JOURNEYS HIGHLIGHT MOMENT: Banff Historical Walking Tour
- VISIT Mount Robson Visitor Centre
- RIVER FLOAT down the Athabasca river
- DRIVE along the jaw-dropping Icefields Parkway
- EXPLORE gorgeous Whistler Village
- SCENIC FERRY crossing to Vancouver Island
- TOUR Stanley Park and Gastown
- RELAX in natural Miette Hot Springs
- ICE WALK on the Athabasca Glacier
- SEARCH for moose and black bears
- GUIDED TOUR through Banff with expert from Whyte Museum
- VISIT Seton Lake and Kamloops Lake
- EXPLORE St Georges-in-the-Pines Anglican Church
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Air-conditioned private vehicle, hiking, walking
- 2 CEOs (Chief Experience Officers) throughout, local guides
- AGE REQUIREMENT: 12+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult..
- Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
- All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
- All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
- 11 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ: Allow USD$470-$615 for meals not included
- Holiday Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown, Canada (1 night)
- Quality Inn Downtown Inner Harbour in Victoria, Canada (2 nights)
- Pinnacle Hotel Whistler in Whistler, Canada (2 nights)
- Mike Weigele Heliskiing Resort in Blue River, Canada (1 night)
- Tonquin Inn in Jasper, Canada (2 nights)
- Lake Louise Inn in Lake Louise, Canada (1 night)
- Brewster's Mountain Lodge in Banff, Canada (1 night)
- Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire in Calgary, Canada (1 night)
VANCOUVER Location Information Description
Arrive at any time. Please make your own way to the joining hotel. The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. Check for the meeting time on the welcome note at the hotel. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Vancouver Downtown
VANCOUVER/VICTORIA Location Information Description
Enjoy a stop at Stanley Park and Gastown which is Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, filled with Victorian buildings and cobblestone streets. It's one of the liveliest in the city and rich in Canuck culture, food, and fashion. Stanley Park Visit is often voted as one of the greatest city parks in the world. This 1,000-acre peninsula is filled with luscious gardens, beaches, woodlands, and miles of trails and is a highlight of Vancouver's downtown.
Location Information Description
Board a scenic ferry to Victoria, where you'll take an orientation walk with your CEO and get familiar with your surroundings before you can enjoy the evening on your own.
Quality Inn Downtown Inner Harbour
VICTORIA Location Information Description
Today is free for optional activities, such as a zodiac whale watching cruise, exploring Butchart Gardens, or enjoying high tea at an historic hotel. You may also choose to just wander along the lovely waterfront.
Quality Inn Downtown Inner Harbour
VICTORIA/WHISTLER Location Information Description
Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to the village of Whistler, host of some of the events of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre on a G Adventures for Good experience. Enjoy a traditional tea ceremony with bannock and explore the grounds and museum with an Indigenous guide who has come through the center’s training program.
Pinnacle Hotel Whistler
WHISTLER Location Information Description
Today is at your leisure. Take a walk through the village with options to ride the gondola up the mountain, hike, or go ziplining. Whistler and its surrounding provincial parks are places you must discover. It is also a great place to try one of the many optional mountain activities.
Pinnacle Hotel Whistler
WHISTLER/BLUE RIVER Location Information Description
Pass through Coastal Mountains into the Caribou Mountains, and enjoy stops at the emerald colored Seton Lake and picturesque Kamloops Lake before arriving in the small community of Blue River.
Location Information Description
Blue River, Canada
Following this extraordinary route, once marked by the gold prospectors, you'll leave the Coastal Mountain Range and set foot into the arid and dry land of the Thompson Okanagan region. Aboriginal peoples led a semi-nomadic life moving between hunting and fishing grounds in the summer and settling into pit houses for the winter. Europeans came at first for fur trading and later on to establish cattle ranches, farms, and mining operations. The scenery changes dramatically and could even make you feel as if you were in a western movie.
Mike Wiegele Heliskiing Resort
BLUE RIVER/JASPER NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description
Head to Jasper National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, crossing the Rockies, and view the highest peak, Mount Robson, with a stop at the visitor center. In Jasper, follow the route of the fur traders on a river float tour in the national park with a licensed guide along the Athabasca river. Look out for wildlife, which can include bears, elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, and mountain sheep.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK Location Information Description
Spend the day at leisure with the option to hike at Maligne Canyon, enjoy a boat cruise, or check out some whitewater rafting. In the evening, you have an included visit to Miette hot springs. Jasper's friendly mountain hospitality, peaceful atmosphere, and the promise of real adventure make any visit unforgettable.
JASPER NATIONAL PARK/LAKE LOUISE Location Information Description
Columbia Icefield, Canada
Considered one of the most scenic drives in the world, travel the Icefields Parkway to Bow Lake with a stop at the Columbia Icefield. Walk with an expert guide on the lower Athabasca Glacier to explore and understand the life of this active glacier. Continue to Lake Louise to view its emerald blue waters and Victoria Glacier.
Location Information Description
Lake Louise, Canada
Along the 186.4 mile ride, a spectacle unfolds before your eyes: lush coniferous forests, immense mountains, turquoise lakes, high-falling cascades, and humbling glaciers. Numerous stops will be planned along the way for photos, observation, and wildlife encounters.
Lake Louise Inn
LAKE LOUISE/BANFF Location Information Description
Enjoy the morning in Lake Louise with the option to hike to a Tea House. Continue to Banff where you'll take a walk back in time with an expert from the Whyte Museum, exploring the historical town of Banff.
Magnificent Banff—Canada’s first and most famous National Park. Rocky Mountain peaks, turquoise glacial lakes, scenic drives, and a quaint mountain town. First, gaze in wonder, then immerse yourself in a park that has it all! Hike alongside picture-perfect mountains, glaciers, lakes, ice fields, canyons, and even hoodoos. Keep an eye out for wolves, grizzly bears, elk, and mountain lions. Banff’s blend of towering peaks and flower-strewn meadows make it a dream location to enjoy the great outdoors and mountain scenery.
Brewster's Mountain Lodge
BANFF/CALGARY Location Information Description
Enjoy the morning in Banff, then drive to Calgary for a short orientation walk and opt to visit museums, cowboy bars, or the Olympic Park. Famed for its entrepreneurial spirit and youthful population, Calgary prides itself on being the heart of the new west while honoring its cowboy heritage.
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
CALGARY Location Information Description
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